Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

How many laser tattoo removal treatments do I need?

Each tattoo and person are unique, meaning the number of treatments for each person will differ. Most clients need 3 to 10 treatments for complete removal or fading for cover-ups. During your complimentary consultation, our certified laser technician will assess your tattoo using a variety of factors to best estimate the number of treatments you will need. These factors include skin type, tattoo age, tattoo size, tattoo location, ink density, ink depth, quality of tattoo ink, patient health, and more.

How long are laser tattoo removal treatments?
Laser tattoo removal is a very quick procedure that lasts anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. Treatment may take longer if multiple tattoos are being treated in a single session. For extra large pieces like a back, chest, or full arm tattoo, the tattoo will be treated in different sections to allow for maximum blood flow and optimal healing.
How long until I see results?
Most clients will see significant fading within their first three treatments. Our Astanza Duality laser is designed to shatter and eliminate more ink with each session. That being said, a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks is needed between treatments to allow your skin to heal. Complete removal can be calculated by combining the 6 to 8 healing period and the number of treatments your tattoo is assigned.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Many clients describe the laser as a rubber band snapping against the skin. Clients with a lower pain tolerance say the laser feels comparable to tattoo application, however, it’s much more tolerable since treatments are very quick.Viva Vanish Skin Solutions offers numbing solutions to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

Viva Vanish Skin Solutions provides affordable laser tattoo removal pricing based on the size of the tattoo being treated. We offer free consultations and tattoo assessments to determine the price per treatment and the number of treatments you will need. Check out our pricing page to learn how you can bundle and save more with our treatment packages and special discounts!

Are there any side effects?

After your treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, itchiness, blistering, scabbing, and hyper- or hypopigmentation. All of these side effects are temporary and natural indications that your immune system is working to remove the shattered ink from your skin. With proper aftercare, your skin will heal flawlessly without any scarring or serious side effects.

Can you fade my tattoo for a cover-up? Can you remove a part of my tattoo?

Absolutely! Viva Vanish Skin Solutions specializes in all things tattoo removal. That includes fading tattoos to prepare for a cover-up tattoo and selectively removing elements of a tattoo while leaving the surrounding ink untouched. More tattoo artists are recommending their clients to receive laser tattoo removal prior to getting a cover-up tattoo. Laser tattoo removal can significantly fade an existing tattoo to create a cleaner canvas and give tattoo artists more flexibility with their cover-up artwork.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?

Laser tattoo removal is renowned for being the safest, most effective method for removing unwanted ink. Our Astanza Duality is a FDA-approved laser that selectively targets tattoo pigment in the skin without harming the surrounding skin tissue. Our owner and lead technician is a certified laser specialist and expert at laser tattoo removal. Viva Vanish Skin Solutions the leading laser technology and custom protocols to ensure the safest application and best results for each client.